Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens, and Sam Harris
these guys are known as the Princes of "new atheism" .
I love new atheism but I hate the new atheists (above and a few more).
I like to call my self a 12 karat agnostic , meaning Im basically agnostic but
I have no strong convictions even where THAT is concerned .
I go to Quaker meeting most First days, (Sunday to you guys) but Im not
TRULY a believer...not quite.
I believe Naomi would understand .
Dearly Beloved, We are gathered here today to witness....
Believe what you want. I do.
The biggest problem with religion is mankind, not God. The same can be said of science. I am a believer in God, if your not, that your business. I respect you either way. One thing we as humans need to be able to do is to SEE better, or be open minded, and not bash believers or non-believers. I have some friends that are very religious, others that are not so much, and even one friend who doesn't believe in any god of any kind. I love them all the same, as I believe Christ does. I believe in God and in His son, Christ. Religion is what tends to screw things up, that and small-mindedness. Live and let live, love and let love. As far as Mr. King is concerned, I've heard him state that he does indeed believe in God. But even if he didn't, I'd read him anyways.
I was going to put this in the thread "It" but it seemed more appropriate here. Having just finished the book It I noticed in my copy of the book near the very end under Epilogue: Bill Denbrough Beats the Devil (II) there is a small mention of God. This is after he takes his wife Aubra who is in a catatonic state for a wild bike ride on Silver to wake her up so to speak:
" Not all boats which sail away into darkness never find the sun again, or the hand of another child; if life teaches anything at all, it teaches that there are so many happy endings that the man who believes there is no God needs his rationality called into serious question." - from It which was published in 1986 :math:1986 - that book is as old as my son! and I just read it now.
Gotta say it was very good but it did not terrify me. I think I was more scared by the guy who killed people in Rose Madder by
Man I am sorry but I wish to apologize for the entry above that shows Mr. King dressed as a preacher or more specifically the link I provided. It turns out it is some sort of online magazine or paper called "The Blaze" - being Canadian and not really all that with it when it comes to accessing things on the internet I had never heard of these guys. When I go back now I see they seem to be sort of right wing or almost (hmmmm - how do I put this? - well I don't know how to put it but I do not agree with their views on something to do with women - specifically regarding choice, abortion, etc.) However I did not know any better so just take the link with a grain of salt. I should be more careful before just randomly posting stuff but then again:down: